CERTIFICATE COURSES - SUMMARIES
  
 
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Certificate in Expressive Therapies with Children & Adolescents
- Somatic Focussed, Creative Counselling for Emotional Integration
Course created by Mark Pearson and Helen Wilson
This course is recognised by The Australian Creative Arts Therapies Association for membership.
 
Offered in: CAIRNS, PHILLIP ISLAND, Vic., Singapore
 
This highly experiential course offers training in emotionally expressive methods and Inner-Life Skills that promote emotional integration, self-awareness and self-esteem in children and adolescents. Expressive Therapies (ET) provides substantial long-term benefits such as an increase in resilience, self-motivation, increased attention span, less aggressive behaviour and a better sense of self. The wide range of activities ensures that both clients and counsellors have increased motivation to participate. The course provides a large number of new skills that enhance the creativity of counsellors, and provide a means of making deep contact with clients. Imagine you and your clients enjoying the counselling process, quickly forming empathic bonds, and working through challenges with ease. Five workshops of three days each.
 
 
Certificate in Sandplay Therapy & Symbol Work
- with Children, Adolescents & Adults
Course created by Mark Pearson and Helen Wilson
This course is recognised by The Australian Creative Arts Therapies Association for membership.
 
Offered in: MELBOURNE, CAIRNS, PERTH, ADELAIDE, SUNSHINE COAST, Qld., The Czech Republic.
 
Sandplay Therapy is a hands-on, expressive counselling and psychotherapy modality that has been in use for over seventy years. Sandplay forms a bridge between verbal therapy and the expressive therapies, combining elements of each. Sandplay allows the deeper aspects of the psyche to be worked with naturally and in safety, and is highly effective in reducing the emotional causes behind difficult behaviours. With an extensive research and literature base, Sandplay is a powerful therapeutic method for use by established professionals. It has been used with children, adolescents and adults, in schools, hospitals, welfare agencies and private therapy practices. This is the most extensive training in Sandplay therapy available in Australia. Fifteen days over four workshops.
 
 
 

Certificate in Transpersonal Expressive Therapies

 

Five 3-day workshops = 15 days 105 hours.

 

 

Offered in Phillip Island 2016 - 2017

Expand your creativity. Enhance your professional support and self-care skills. Gain in-depth training in the use of experiential, change-oriented counselling methods for use with adult clients. Learn through action - increase confidence through blending theory and extensive skills development. Through discussion, study, experiential interaction and self-reflection you will enjoy greater confidence with Expressive Therapies as well as enhance professional self-awareness.

 

This Certificate course is designed for practitioners who are drawn to a change-focused, person-centred somatic and emotion-focused approach. As well as preparing participants for a highly effective support role, the course provides opportunities for expanding self-discovery through growing emotional intelligence and emotional literacy.  The course brings to life use of self with a heart-centred therapeutic approach. A range of expressive techniques is offered in each workshop organised around a core topic and focused on developing skills across the range of ET modalities.

 

MODALITIES USED IN THE COURSE

 

Expressive Counselling Methods; Sandplay Therapy and Symbol Work; Expressive and Reflective Writing; Process Drawing; Mandala Artwork; Emotional Release Processes; Individuation and Differentiation Processes; Bioenergetics and Expressive Movement; Visualisation; Meditation; Embodied Self-Awareness.

 

The trainerís perspectives on counselling utilises a pluralistic, experiential growth-focussed approach that aims to empower clients and counsellors through a high degree of acceptance and a wide choice of counselling techniques. The philosophy of the course and methods are in keeping with the principles of Person-centred and Transpersonal approaches.  In each of these frameworks the clientís personal meaning making is highly valued. Trust in the healing mechanisms of the clientís psyche, and providing a wide range of healing methods, is central to Expressive Therapies.     

 

GAINS FROM THE COURSE

 

This course offers the opportunity to gain valuable skills and a wider conceptual framework for one-to-one support of adult counselling and psychotherapy clients using expressive methods. These methods increase creativity and effectiveness both in agency settings and in private counselling practice. The program also provides a rich experience of the inner world and healing experiences that can enhance participantsí personal and relational effectiveness. We understand that practitioners' growth has a direct influence on clients' growth. Developing deeper self-awareness improves the way we can relate professionally, and care for ourselves personally.

 


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